Moonlight Madness 3-on-3 winners announced

EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Unionville Recreation Association’s annual Moonlight Madness 3-on-3 offered it’s usual combination of thrills and chills for local basketball fans, with class winners announced in all age brackets.    Send article as PDF   

Half court shot nets Kia buyer $5K

There’s nothing quite like the thrill and exhilaration of making a half-court shot – especially when the pressure is on. Just ask Richie Hamilton of Eddystone, who recently won $5,000 for swishing a long-distance shot at Jim Sipala’s Kia of West Chester dealership. In recognition of the NCAA College Basketball Men’s Division I championships held each year in March, Kia of West Chester brought...

Unionville lights it up with Moonlight Madness

EAST MARLBOROUGH — It was a thrilling night of basketball action as the Unionville high School hoopsters held their annual Moonlight Madness Tournament, Feb. 20. The tournament featured three-on-three tournaments as well as competitions for skills. Competitors came from sixth through 12th grades as well as an adult division.    Send article as PDF    ...

Moonlight Madness 3-on-3, Saturday

EAST MARLBROUGH — Join the Unionville High School Hoopsters for an exciting night of basketball at the annual 3 on 3 Moonlight Madness Tournament, this Saturday, Feb. 20 at Unionville High School. The event takes place from 4:30 to 10:30, featuring local teams from sixth to 12th grade and adult league players. Everyone can participate in the free throw and 3-point contests, as well. ...

Local YMCA’s celebrate birth of basketball

WEST CHESTER — In 1891, a YMCA program director named Luther Gulick asked James Naismith, a gym teacher at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., to invent a new indoor sport. Gulick wanted an activity to keep Y directors fit and limber during the winter months. After much trial and error, Naismith decided to hang two peach baskets from the bottom of an elevated running track, posted...

Winners shine in Moonlight Madness tournament

The winners of the Moonlight Madness Tournament at Unionville High School, Saturday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Hoop dreams came true for a handful of local basketball players, as the first annual Moonlight Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament brought thrills and chills, Saturday night. Youth and adult teams battled for the title in their respective age groups, along with three-point shooting contests...

Patton students school faculty on court

Teachers and faculty from Patton Middle School had a tough time keeping up with members of the Boys and Girls Eighth Grade basketball teams during the annual student-faculty game, Friday. The event, which packed the school’s gym, raised money for the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. EAST MARLBOROUGH — It seemed like a slam dunk. Match up a bunch of grown adults — some with...

Letter: school district killing hoop dreams

Limited access to UCFSD gyms leaves our kids dreaming of a lost basketball season To The Editor: This season, we decided to register our kids (age 8 and 10) for URA Basketball.  We had experienced several great seasons at the Kennett Area YMCA but we made the decision as a family to move over to URA for several reasons.  Our experience with URA Baseball and Lacrosse has been great and most of...

Kennett Area Parks and Rec announces 2013 schedule

KENNETT — The Kennett Area Parks and Recreation Board has listed its activities and facility availabilities for its 2013 schedule. KAPRB High School OPEN GYM.  KAPRB will have a two hour open gym for students in grades 9 -12 at the KHS Auxiliary Gym on Monday nights in January and February.  This program is FREE to any high school student who would like to attend.  Students should bring a...

Unionville falls to Esperanza, 49-40

Unionville High School’s Dan McClaskey scored 12 points Friday night, but it was not enough to overcome an early deficit to Nueva Esperanza, as the Indians fell 49-40. Ken McGann photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Despite a strong second half, Unionville could not overcome a slow start and fell to Nueva Esperanza in the finale of the the Unionville Holiday Tournament, Friday night. Junior forward...